Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) Strike at North Memorial Health Hospital

Updated 9/6/2022

This page features frequently asked questions and resources for North Memorial Health customers and visitors related to a potential strike by MNA nurses at North Memorial Health Hospital.

On Sept. 1, North Memorial Health received a strike notice from the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) to begin on Sept. 12.

If the strike proceeds, picketing and related activities will take place from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

During this strike notice period, North Memorial Health will continue to meet with the MNA with the goal of reaching a contract agreement and avoiding any work stoppage. The health and safety of our customers remains our top priority, and we will do everything we can to minimize any disruptions to care or services.

 

Customer and Visitor Resources

This page will be continuously updated with the latest information on the MNA strike. You may also call our dedicated hotline between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, at 763-581-9872 to ask questions not covered in the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the MNA striking? How long will it last?

On Sept. 1, North Memorial Health received a strike notice from the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) to begin on Sept. 12. This notice was in response to contract negotiations, which have been underway for the past several months.

MNA has informed us that if the strike proceeds, picketing and related activities will take place from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Which North Memorial Health locations will be affected by a strike?

North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale is the only location where MNA has notified us of its intent to strike.

All non-North Memorial Health Hospital-based services—including clinics, urgent care centers, Maple Grove Hospital, EMS and other outpatient services—will not have team members on strike and will remain open as usual.

Will North Memorial Health Hospital continue operations?

In response to the strike by MNA nurses, North Memorial Health Hospital may be making some adjustments to non-emergency care and services to ensure adequate and safe staffing during the strike period. However, we will continue offering a full range of services, including inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Department care.

Nurses, therapists, technical staff, supervisory staff and other team members will be available to continue hospital operations.

We are prepared to serve customers for any scheduled appointments. We encourage customers to continue to seek healthcare services from North Memorial Health as they ordinarily would. If any services are impacted, we will notify impacted customers directly.

What about other North Memorial Health services?

All non-North Memorial Health Hospital-based services—including clinics, urgent care centers, Maple Grove Hospital and EMS—will not have team members on strike and will remain open as usual.

Will previously scheduled appointments or procedures be canceled?

We will continue to provide high-quality care during any strike. Unless you hear from us, we are prepared to serve customers for any previously scheduled appointments. We encourage customers to continue to seek healthcare services from North Memorial Health as they ordinarily would.

Will there be picketing during a strike? How can I get into the hospital? Will I be safe?

Striking employees have the right to picket on public property. However, they cannot picket in the parking lots/garages or in front of the main hospital doors. Extra efforts are being taken to ensure that customers, visitors and team members can come to the hospital safely.